- The Washington Times - Friday, February 29, 2008


Meets with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in the Oval Office of the White House. Welcomes, with first lady Laura Bush, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his wife Anne-Mette Rasmussen to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas.


8:30 a.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the dairy product prices reports and livestock slaughter annual summary. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board Staff Office to discuss the EPA’s research budget for fiscal 2009, agency long-term research directions and priorities, conduct a quality review of the Draft SAB Advisory on EPA’s “Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report” and continue planning for upcoming SAB meetings. Location: Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 202/343-9982.

2 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Exposure and Human Health Committee’s Exposure and Human Health Committee to discuss advisory activities for the coming year. Contact: 202/343-9977.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District subcommittee holds a hearing on “Government-wide Intelligence Community Management Reforms: Ensuring Effective Congressional Oversight and the Role of the Government Accountability Office.” U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office and Marvin Ott, professor of national security policy at the National Defense University’s National War College, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10:30 a.m. Science and Technology energy and the environment subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Energizing Houston: Sustainability, Technological Innovation and Growth in the Energy Capital of the World.” Houston Mayor Bill White and John Hofmeister, president of the Shell Oil Co., testify. Location: Rice University, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Houston. Contact: 202/225-6375.


Violence and abuse in relationships — all day The American Psychological Association holds a summit on “Violence and Abuse in Relationships: Connecting Agendas and Forging New Directions.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and the Family Research Laboratory of the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire; Ann Coker, Verizon Wireless endowed chairman of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital; and Mary Koss, Regents’ professor of public health at the University of Arizona, deliver plenary remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center. Contact: 202/336-5700.

Human rights — 9:30 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion on “Resurrecting the Wall of Fear: The Human Rights Situation in Syria.” Radwan Ziadeh, director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies and senior fellow at USIP, and Joe Stork, deputy director of Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NWsecond-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

Briefing — 10 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a briefing on “Competitiveness and the Future of Carbon Trading: A View from Europe,” with Michael Grubb, chief economist of Carbon Trust and professor of the Cambridge Faculty of Economics. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1892 or 202/628-1400.

Water crisis — 10 a.m. Food and Water Watch holds a briefing on the world water crisis. Maude Barlow, national chairman of the Council of Canadians, and Wenonah Hauter, executive director of the National Consumer Advocacy Group Food and Water Watch, participate. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/683-2451, 202/683-2457 or 202/683-2467.

NATO discussion — 10:30 a.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “A Preview of the Bucharest NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Summit: Afghanistan, Enlargement and the Future of the Alliance.” Kurt Volker, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Michael Haltzel, senior fellow at SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Conference call briefing — 10:45 a.m. Public Citizen holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 10:45 a.m., to discuss the trade and globalization policy changes necessary for the success of a future president’s domestic policy priorities. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat; Rep. Gene Green, Texas Democrat; Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers; and Lori Wallach of Public Citizen participate. Contact: 202/454-5190.

Next era of U.S. politics — 11 a.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion on “The Next Era of American Politics: Post-Partisanship, Progressivism or Comeback Conservatism?” Jonathan Chait of the New Republic and David Frum, resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Protest — 11 a.m. The Washington area Kurdish community hold a demonstration to protest the Turkish invasion of Iraq. Location: Galvez Status, in front of the State Department. Contact: 540/607-6971.

Conference call briefing — 11 a.m. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney; former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane; retired Army Lt. Gen. Harry Soyster, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; and retired Army Maj. Gen. William Nash, former military commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina, hold a conference call briefing to discuss why they are urging President Bush to sign legislation requiring the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agents to adhere to a single standard of humane treatment for all prisoners in U.S. custody. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Conference call briefing — noon Education Secretary Margaret Spellings holds a conference call briefing after remarks to a joint session of the Texas Senate Committee on Education and the House Higher Education Committee. Texas state Sen. Florence Shapiro and Texas state Rep. Geanie Morrison participate. Location: Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Pakistan’s elections — noon The Center for National Policy holds a discussion on “Pakistan’s Elections: Observations From the Field.” Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International, Scott Lansell of the Pollworker Institute and Rachel Kleinfeld of the Truman National Security Project participate. Location: Center for National Policy, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW, third floor, Suite 333. Contact: 202/682-4119.

Russia-Iran relations — noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute holds a discussion on “Russian-Iranian Relations in the Ahmadinejad Era,” with Mark Katz, professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University and former short-term scholar at the Kennan Institute. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Symposium — 2 p.m. The National Labor College (NLC) holds a symposium to address labor’s place in the 2008 action agenda for blacks and women. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Michigan Democrat, and William Scheuerman, NLC president, participate. Location: National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. contact: 301/431-5403.

Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. Busboys and Poets hosts a book discussion on “Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water,” with author Maude Barlow. The book discusses the politics surrounding the world’s water supply. Location: Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St. NW. Contact: 202/683-2457 or 202/683-2467.

Event — 7 p.m. The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center hosts the 2008 International Food and Wine Festival. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/534-4600, Ext. 203.

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